Grace Mothersole, Hockey Head Writer
Philadelphia Flyers  @  New Jersey Devils

Flyers Defeat Devils In OT!

The rivalry between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers is always an intense one. Things were the same on Friday. Stefan Matteau gave the Devils an early 1-0. Power plays were huge for Philadelphia early in this contest though. Wayne Simmons tied it at 1 after 1 period. Claude Giroux scored off another wrist shot power play goal.

That gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead. Philadelphia had a 1 goal lead after two periods.

Kyle Palmieri took a wrist shot that tied the game at 2. Philadelphia would regain the lead before Mike Cammalleri tied it at 3 on a power-play goal.

The game went to overtime. It was 3 on 3 for both teams in overtime. Philadelphia grabbed a takeaway from the New Jersey Devils. Matt Read shot the game-winning goal off a breakaway. New Jersey had nine giveaways while the Flyers only had two giveaways.

The Devils were lucky to come away with a point. The Flyers had more shots on goal and scored on more power plays. Winning the face-off battle also helped in this intense that came right down to the end.